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Ferrari × RM Sotheby’s

BLUE-CHIP FERRARIS HEAD TO RM SOTHEBY’S MIAMI AUCTION THIS DECEMBER

The incredible offerings include a low-mileage F40, a 625-mile F50, the iconic Enzo, and a new-in-crate Enzo motor

  • Once-in-a-lifetime, two-owner F50 with 625 miles. Possibly the best extant example of Maranello’s important 50th anniversary model
  • A beautifully presented Ferrari Enzo displaying 11,870 miles at time of cataloguing
  • Ferrari F40 displaying just 2,736 miles and believed to feature all of the factory-applied paintwork, with initial ownership by the noted and highly influential Paul Allen 
  • Unobtainable piece of Ferrari history; a rare opportunity to acquire a new old stock Ferrari Enzo replacement unit

A remarkable assembly of Ferraris is set to join the roster of modern classics, supercars, and luxury automobiles in South Florida. The sale is limited to just over 55 automobiles and will take place at the 1111 Lincoln building, an “above-the-horizon” space overlooking Miami on 10 December.

Ferrari Highlights 

1990 Ferrari F40 – Currently displaying just 2,736 miles, this incredibly original F40 is believed to feature all of the factory-applied paintwork and continues to retain all of its matching-numbers mechanical equipment, just as it was when certified by Ferrari Classiche 14 years ago. The breathtaking berlinetta is well documented with the Massini history report, warranty booklet, prior titles, bills of sale, and a service invoice.It is also accompanied by owner’s manuals in the proper pouch, tools, and the Schedoni fitted luggage. Opportunities to acquire such a finely preserved and pure early example of the venerable F40 do not often surface, and this fantastic car claims the additional provenance of initial ownership by the noted and highly influential Paul Allen (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,500,000).


1995 Ferrari F50  Currently displaying a remarkably low 625 miles of driving use, this splendid F50 is accompanied by a factory-issued set of fitted luggage, and the proper flight case for the removable hardtop.It is also documented with a 1995 certificate of origin, factory purchase order, bill of lading for export to Singapore, service invoices from Norwood Auto Italia, a history by Marcel Massini, and the Ferrari Classiche Red Book. To come across an immaculate two-owner F50 with such low mileage presents a very rare opportunity and this car is probably the best-condition example of Maranello’s important 50th anniversary model that one might ever encounter (Estimate: $5,500,000 – $6,500,000). 

2003 Ferrari Enzo  Just one of 111 examples specified for the US market, and 498 examples built, this elegant Enzo was ideally maintained by Ferrari dealerships throughout its lifetime. This chassis was displayed at the 2004 Concorso Italiano and is accompanied by luggage and tool roll. A beautifully presented example of Maranello’s iconic millennial hypercar, displaying 11,870 miles at time of cataloguing. Certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2020, the estimate for this Enzo is $3,250,000 – $3,750,000.

Ferrari Enzo Engine – An otherwise unobtainable piece of Ferrari history; a rare opportunity to acquire a new old stock replacement unit from one of the marque’s flagship models. This once-in-a-lifetime Ferrari Enzo engine is still in its factory crate. It is a complete engine with inlets, airbox, ancillaries, and engine loom. If mounted for display, the engine could be used as a fantastic centerpiece in any collection. 

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Top 10 Ferrari Lots

1995 Ferrari F50$5,500,000 – $6,500,000 
2003 Ferrari Enzo$3,250,000 – $3,750,000 
1990 Ferrari F40$3,000,000 – $3,500,000 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti$2,200,000 – $2,400,000
1995 Ferrari F512 M   $400,000 – $450,000
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB by Scaglietti$300,000 – $400,000
1979 Ferrari 512 BB$275,000 – $300,000
Ferrari Enzo Engine$200,000 – $300,000
1989 Ferrari 328 GTS $150,000 – $250,000
2005 Ferrari 360 Spider$100,000 – $125,000

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GRAND PRIX CARS × NFT via 360 MAGAZINE

GRAND PRIX CARS × NFT

26 HISTORIC GRAND PRIX CARS TO BE RELEASED AS NFTs ATTACHED TO UNRIVALLED FAN EXPERIENCES

Grand Prix fever has swept the globe, spurred on by the likes of Drive to Survive and the rocketing superstar-status of Formula 1 drivers who are connecting with a global fandom like never before. 

Now fans can own a slice of this addictive sport thanks to luxury publisher Opus, ‘F1 Supremo’ Bernie Ecclestone and rising Web 3.0 super-studio Glorious Digital – the trio that are launching an NFT collection called The Ecclestone Grand Prix Collectionwith utility that true motoring fans would kill for.

This collaboration comes with pedigree. Opus has worked with the likes of Prince, Usain Bolt, Manchester United, Ferrari, Pelé, Her Majesty the Queen, the World Boxing Council, Formula 1 and more. Bernie Ecclestone is the godfather of racing, known for building F1 into a heavyweight of sporting broadcasts globally. And Glorious Digital is making waves – within a year of conception the studio is working with some of the world’s most established brands including Wimbledon and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.  

Together, they are releasing limited edition NFT artworks using the stunning Polaroid portraits of 26 of Ecclestone’s private collection of historic Grand Prix cars.  

True fans of the sport will know how incredible this collection of cars is. Cars that have raised Grand Prix chequered flags, mastered by drivers and icons such as Jack Brabham, Enzo Ferrari, Bruce McLaren, Ettore Bugatti, James Hunt, Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher.

Each NFT is created from giant Polaroid images produced by one of the world’s only working giant 20”x24” cameras (only five remain in the world). These cameras were originally built to photograph oil paintings and tapestries, capturing their incredible detail and finesse. The same exquisite finish is displayed beautifully in the 26 unique giant portrait photographs of these iconic Grand Prix cars. 

The digital artworks will be released as two collections:

1. The Ecclestone Grand Prix Collection will be 26 digital artworks, one edition of each car, 26 unique one-of-one editions in total. Those lucky enough to secure one of these will also access priceless utility including:

o   An invitation to visit Bernie Ecclestone’s own racetrack.

o   Private tour of the 26 cars (want to look under the hood and sit in the cars?)

o   Lunch for the NFT owner and 12 of their friends, hosted by Bernie.

o   Receive the original Polaroid used to create their NFT, professionally stored, plus another authenticated copy to display at home. 

o   Authenticated copy of the original Polaroid, for the owner to take home.

o   A copy of the Opus book valued from £7,500. 

2. The Grand Prix Trilogy Collection will be somewhat more accessible, with 2600 one-of-one edition NFTs , again using the images of the 26 cars, but in a mixed set of three. 

In a statement, Opus Chief Executive Karl Fowler said they’re excited to share a sense of ownership of these cars and photography artworks with fans who have followed Grand Prix history.

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with Glorious for what is a momentous event for Opus with our natural progression into the digital Web3 space and our inaugural NFT release with the Ecclestone Grand Prix & Grand Prix Trilogy Collections. 

“The Ecclestone Grand Prix Collection has a truly special story, the romance of the large format camera, the first time this unique F1 Grand Prix car collection being captured in this way with so many incredible and historically important cars, we felt strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to appreciate and indeed own a part of the collection for themselves. 

“What better way to reach a global fan base and community whilst retaining the beauty of the Grand Prix cars than through the digital medium of an NFT release. 

“To be able to partner with the best in this field was the deciding factor for us and with Glorious leading the way in the NFT art arena we are super excited about this partnership release of this historically important NFT collection.”

Glorious Digital Chief Executive, Tim Harper, says it’s an honour to be working on a project that further immortalises motorsport history.

“Like the millions of fans around the world, we’ve become drawn to Formula 1 not only because we are fascinated by the current superstars and teams that we watch now, but also the intriguing individuals, teams and cars that came before them, which are woven into the fabric of the sport’s origins has become a joy. And now, thanks to Opus and Bernie, we are proud to be releasing artworks that have been inspired by that history,” says Harper.

Both the 2600 digital artwork NFTs that make up the Grand Prix Trilogy Collection and the Ecclestone Grand Prix Collection will be available to view at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 17 November. 

The Grand Prix Trilogy Collection will be available to purchase from 17-30 November. Whilst the auction for the 26 one of ones will commence from 1-7 December. Both will be available on the Glorious Marketplace. 

To stay up to date with news and to register your interest, go to https://www.glorious.digital/glorious-x-opus

Ferrari Monza SP: the First-born of the Icona Line

To demonstrate that the Ferrari lineup will now be represented only by the most expensive and exclusive cars that are part of the Icona line, the Italians demonstrated two models – the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2.

For who was this car created? Of course, for the most devoted of his fans. All fans associate this car model with old versions of the car. And some have even compared it to the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, the latest modification of the SLR by the Speedster. Ferrari would not approve of selling such a car to a person who only once became a customer of the company, buying an initial model with a V8. To buy such a car, you need to be a connoisseur of these machines, and at the same time Ferrari must know about it.

Unfortunately,this car was produced in a circulation of only 100 copies and therefore it is not possible to rent it. However, you can still use the rent ferrari dubai service to rent luxury cars.

Sales

As mentioned earlier, only 100 copies of this model were produced – and all of them have already been sold. Based on this, it follows that the car is clearly not worth $100,000. The car is very expensive, but, unfortunately, its price has not been disclosed. In addition, a special line of accessories was released for new owners, developed in collaboration with Italian fashion houses:

● Limited shoes;
● Wardrobe items (gloves and scarves);
● Safety helmets, etc.

Machine architecture

The presented models SP1 and SP2 are the same car, only one in a single, and the second in a two-seater version. To create this model, the developers were inspired by the old models of sport cars of the 50s. Therefore, the new model has a number of characteristic features:

● Contours with bulging wheel arches;
● The body is made entirely of carbon fiber;
● Doors open sideways and up;
● Roof and windshield not included.

It is also unusual that the doors here open exclusively from the cabin. So if you need to get into this car, you should stick your hand inside and open the door from the inside. There is a loop on the inner lining of the door that you can reach and pull to close the door. There is no glass in front of the driver at all, only a diffuser that directs air above the driver’s head. There is a small piece of glass in front of the passenger. In the middle, at the base of the central partition, there is a rear-view mirror, which is mounted on an oblique leg and visually looks more like a side mirror. Specially designed to protect against airflow, safety helmets have been developed and a small air deflector is used for frontal protection.

An interesting fact: the height of the car is slightly more than a meter (1155 mm).

Vehicle Specifications

These car specifications are based on the chassis of the serial Ferrari 812 Superfast coupe. Model specifications:

  1. Naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine (power 812 hp);
  2. Maximum power is reached at 8,500 rpm;
  3. All this power flows through the 7-speed robot and is transferred, of course, to the rear wheels;
  4. Acceleration to 100 km in 2.9 seconds;
  5. The maximum speed is 340 km per hour.

In conclusion, the ferrari monza sp1 and sp2 are great examples of modern technology wrapped in classic cars from the 50s. The price of these copies starts from $ 1,400,000, and their limited number makes it difficult to purchase this car. But you can still rent luxury cars with the help of the rental companies.

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Leclerc has the spirit to be a world champion, but he’ll have to do more to overtake Verstappen

As Charles Leclerc departed Budapest following another dramatic weekend that defined his Ferrari team’s first half of the 2022 Formula One season, the talented Monégasque stayed stubbornly hopeful.

This pilot has had a difficult period that would put anyone to the test. In the first three races of the season, the 24-year-old, competing for the championship for the first time in his still-young career, delivered the type of results that shout world champion potential. His result was a 46-point advantage (almost two races) over current titleholder Max Verstappen. His driving endeavors were near immaculate, his speed breathtaking, and the Ferrari package he was handed was the finest they’d supplied in decades. Leclerc and Ferrari were legitimate title challengers, and rightly so. Such pilots are worth betting on if you find a good, reliable booking company. Go to Superbet South Africa to learn about such an online company.

Except for a spectacular triumph in Austria, every race afterward has been fraught with heartbreak. In Imola, Leclerc whirled unexpectedly and fell from third to sixth. When dominating in Spain and Azerbaijan, engine issues occurred. In Monaco and Silverstone, poor strategic choices cost him the advantage. Due to an unorthodox tire strategy in Hungary, he dropped from first to sixth place. And a blunder while attempting to close the distance on Verstappen caused him to crash and lose the lead in France.

That puts Leclerc 80 points behind Verstappen with nine Grands Prix remaining. After those heartbreaking setbacks, Leclerc presented a despondent image in the TV booth. His expression reveals the dissatisfaction that is gnawing at him. When a team error occurs, Leclerc protects Ferrari because he is a genuine team player. When it’s his fault, he has no cover—he is highly critical of himself.

In France, he admitted his mistake. He didn’t blame the weather or try to come up with another reason. That’s not his personality.  But he also didn’t retaliate for trying to create a gap and looking for that additional tenth of a second because, in his perspective, if he isn’t doing that, he isn’t doing everything he can to win the championship and return the title to Ferrari for the first time in more than a decade.

Leclerc is racing at a good degree; he is second in F1’s Standings with an 8.3 out of 10, 0.5 points behind Verstappen, and has seven poles in this season’s 13 races. The bad news is that he only won two of those P1 positions and has just five podiums, one fewer than teammate Carlos Sainz.

He has the lowest average race finishing position among the top four drivers in the championship. Verstappen has a 1.82, Sergio Perez has a 2.80, Sainz has a 2.89, and the Monegasque has a 3.20. Leclerc, on the other hand, is upbeat.

Taking into consideration the fastest lap points and scores for the Sprint in Brazil, there are still 242 points available on the table. Just like the championship swung 46 points to Leclerc and then 80 to Verstappen, it can swing again—even though his Dutch adversary is riding high right now.

According to Leclerc, Ferrari’s F1-75 is quick. That is the most difficult part. They just need to cut out the blunders and wish for some good fortune along the road. Leclerc’s ability to categorize the anguish of poor reliability or incorrect strategy calls, as well as his faults, means that if those issues are straightened out, he can get the best of a speedy car.

His goal now is simple: win every race left in the season and pray that’s sufficient to beat Verstappen.

Formula one illustration by Wanny ng for 360 MAGAZINE

RM Sotheby’s × FERRARI F300

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer the most successful Ferrari Formula 1 car utilized during the 1998 Formula One World Championship season, piloted to four victories at the hands of one of the world’s greatest drivers, Michael Schumacher.

On 7 January 1998, Ferrari invited over 800 journalists to Maranello to preview its new Formula 1 car, which was dubbed the F300. The latest Ferrari challenger employed a new 3.0-liter V-10 engine and featured a maximum engine speed of 17,500 rpm, producing 800 horsepower. The F300 would see continued development and fine-tuning during the 1998 season. However, there can be absolutely no doubt among racing historians that the design’s efficient aerodynamics and well-balanced V-10 powerplant were the true foundation of the Scuderia’s incoming millennial domination of the Formula One world.

The Ferrari F300, specifically chassis 187, took its first of four stunning race victories at the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal’s Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve. Schumacher and chassis 187 claimed victory along with the fastest lap with a massive 16-second lead off the runner-up. Schumacher and chassis 187 continued their successful relationship at the next two races, scoring victories in France and Britain. With these three consecutive victories, Scuderia Ferrari vaulted back up in the standings and into serious contention against McLaren-Mercedes for both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles. A few weeks after the winning streak, Schumacher scored his 33rd career win behind the wheel of chassis 187 when he crossed the finish line at the Italian Grand Prix.

Eminently rare and forever tied to one of racing’s all-time greatest legends, the extraordinary Michael Schumacher, 187 is without a doubt one of the most significant Ferrari F1 cars in existence, being the only undefeated chassis to run at least three races. The Scuderia retained chassis 187 until September 1999, when it was then sold directly and privately to the previous owner in the same race-used condition in which it remains today, and in their 23 years of ownership, chassis 187 has been remarkably preserved as it has never been restored or altered from its as-raced condition. It remained shielded from the public during this time and will be publicly offered for sale in Monterey for the first time in its history—providing an unrepeatable opportunity (Estimate: $6,000,000 – $8,000,000).

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H.R. Owen Bugatti announces the launch of Ettore’s Espresso Bar via Influence Associates for use by 360 MAGAZINE

H.R. OWEN – ETTORE’S

H.R. Owen Bugatti has today announced the official launch of Ettore’s Espresso Bar, the most exclusive coffee spot in London. As the first Bugatti dealership anywhere in the world to have its own espresso bar, H.R. Owen Bugatti, which normally operates by invitation-only, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.

Based at the French luxury marque’s London showroom in Bruton Street, Mayfair, Ettore’s Espresso Bar has been aptly named after the founder and patron of Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti. Ettore was a man who opted for only the very best in everything he did, not just for his ingenious cars, but also for bicycle frames, razors and locks – if he didn’t find a product that fit his standards, he would design his own. Ettore’s Espresso Bar is designed in his image, with a top-end Italian espresso machine – a nod to Ettore’s Italian birthplace – and a trained barista to serve up luxurious coffees to passers-by. With the backdrop of an example of one of Bugatti’s latest range of hyper sports cars and a showroom filled with beautifully crafted Bugatti Home Collection furniture, it’s one of the most extraordinary coffee spots in London.  

The staples of Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Americano, Flat White and Macchiato are all available but the pièce de résistance is The Ettore Shot, an Espresso served in a Bugatti Carbon Fibre Espresso cup. Clients who purchase The Ettore Shot, priced at £50, will be allowed full access to the lounge of the London showroom and see the Bugatti – on static display – up close, as well as being able to learn more about the French luxury brand through the brand ambassadors based there.

The lounge is furnished with specially designed Bugatti armchairs, which are made using the finest leather and blue-tinted carbon fibre – the same high-spec materials that feature in Bugatti’s cars. Alongside the present and future, the showroom lounge also reflects Bugatti’s history and heritage, through a selection of art installations and sculptures that celebrate the brand beyond the cars. H.R. Owen Bugatti is more than just a car showroom; it is designed to convey a shared passion for the Bugatti brand and everything it stands for

In addition to Ettore’s Espresso Bar, visitors to the showroom can explore a wide variety of Bugatti merchandise options, from baseball caps and pens, to VIITA for Bugatti smart watches.

H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury motor dealer group, representing some of the world’s most sought-after brands including Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Czinger, Rimac and Radford.

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Chiron Pur Sport

H.R. Owen Bugatti will present the first public appearance of Bugatti Sur Mesure’s debut customer project at Salon Privé London. The unique Chiron Pur Sport is inspired by the heroics of 20th Century racing driver, Louis Chiron, featuring brand new exterior paint colours and a number of ultra-bespoke interior and exterior styling additions. 

Translated as tailored, Bugatti’s Sur Mesure builds upon the marque’s distinguished history of coachbuilding, handcrafted interiors, paint finishes, embroidery and bodywork, gathering the collective expertise of its skilled designers and engineers to form a brand-new program to meet growing customer demand for ultra-customized designs, materials and finishes.

Louis Chiron was one of Bugatti’s most legendary racing drivers, notching up countless victories at the wheel of Bugatti racers. Just one of his memorable wins was at the 1931 the French Grand Prix, together with Achille Varzi, in a Bugatti Type 51 emblazoned with the number 32.

This number – painted entirely by hand – now proudly adorns Bugatti’s modern hyper sports car as just one of a number of custom-made elements developed especially for this car. Two new exterior colours were created to pay homage to the legendary Grand Prix racing Bugattis of the ‘20s and ‘30s.

The Bugatti Sur Mesure team also developed a new fading EB painted pattern, applied meticulously by hand, which is complemented by a multi-layer stitched EB motif on the door panels. Both required new techniques and processes to be developed by the Bugatti Sur Mesure team. 

The 32 and Grand Prix motifs continue throughout the cabin, including a special centre console inlay in black anodized aluminium, with a silver hand-painted inscription. The motifs extend to the door sills, headrests and entry lights. Subtle branding distinguishing the model as a rare and unique product of the program can also be found.

Bugatti has calibrated the Chiron Pur Sport for agility, handling and driving performance. In addition to immense power; it also offers a high level of comfort and is suitable for everyday use. It is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine delivering 1,500 PS and 1,600 newton metres that is designed for an engine speed of up to 6,900 rpm in the agile Chiron Pur Sport. With the assistance of a 15 percent shorter transmission ratio, the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates even faster than the Chiron. The Chiron Pur Sport catapults from zero to 62mph in just 2.3 seconds, to 124mph in a mere 5.5 seconds and to 186mph in less than twelve seconds.

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport by Sur Mesure will be joined on the Bugatti stand at Salon Privé London by two other examples of Bugatti’s hyper sports cars; the Veyron and Chiron.  

The three Bugatti models form just one small part of Salon Privé London, sister to Salon Privé Blenheim, which will make its debut in April at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As one of the UK’s most prestigious events, eight cars will be making their global, European or UK show debut at Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Promising to be London’s most exclusive automotive party, with plenty to see and do in addition to the motoring attractions, the shopping village will host a variety of luxury brands, alongside the first-class hospitality for which Salon Privé has long been renowned. Tickets for Salon Privé London are on sale now, please visit the website HERE.

H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury motor dealer group, representing some of the world’s most sought-after brands including Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Czinger, Rimac and Radford.
 

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Thomas Kelham New European Range

Thornley Kelham has revealed the first entirely new project in its ‘European’ range of reimagined automotive legends: the Jaguar XK European, which builds on the success of their Lancia Aurelia Outlaw. Taking a derelict donor Jaguar XK as its base, the bespoke program allows customers to transform their car into ‘European’ specification, featuring an all-alloy lightweight body penned by McLaren P1 designer Paul Howse, and a full range of performance and comfort upgrades and enhancements.  

Most of the work is carried out in-house by Thornley Kelham, together with a small number of trusted and talented partners.  As well as its work in concours restoration, the in-house team of craftsmen is expert in race-winning classic motorsport engines, and numerous previous projects have involved bespoke enhancements from uprated suspension, steering and brakes, to conversion to fuel injection, and the design and execution of convenience features such as air-conditioning and high-end ICE. In the ‘European’ program, all that experience comes to bear to create the ultimate incarnation of a number of European sports cars of the golden era, including the Jaguar XK.

Howse’ vision celebrates the original beautifully aerodynamic lines in a way that remains true to the car’s original intentions, echoing the kind of work applied to the E-Type Lightweight. The first major task was to lower the roofline so that the proportions become more elegant and purposeful. The next was to add some curvature to the sides; all the body sections now have an acceleration to them which adds sculpture and muscle but also lightness. The arches are wider both at the front and more significantly at the rear with wider alloy wire wheels filling them out nicely, giving a ‘road racer ‘stance. The brightwork was also removed and instead a subtle crease was introduced down the bonnet which follows the split-screen into the roof and washes out over the roof, which is more smoothly integrated into the overall form, as are the rear arches. At the rear, the tail now sweeps up to create a more teardrop form. The rear lamps are nestled into the bodywork and the headlights have had the chrome bezels removed, cleaning up the appearance.

Inside, a completely redesigned dashboard and interior echo the original but with a dedication to modernizing and improving wherever possible. The dials are kept in a similar layout but are surrounded by a body color aluminum dashboard rather than a flat slab of walnut. This is enveloped in the finest leather hugging the dials, now positioned slightly higher. The seating position is a vast improvement over the original, dropping the H-point significantly so that you sit in the car rather than on it and ensuring that the lowered roof doesn’t affect the headroom. The seats themselves, whilst classic in design, offer more support than the original items. The door design is also more sophisticated and sporting in design, with a slim storage pocket and a completely new door release to not only improve the ergonomics but also the knee clearance for taller drivers.

Electric windows are added, as are electronic gauges and a discreet rollcage, while air-conditioning, power steering, Bluetooth connectivity and a number of in-car entertainment options ensure that every European will offer the thrill of a classic with the convenience and everyday drivability of a modern car. 

The Jaguar XK 3.8-litre straight-six engine—which produced around 160 -220 bhp in period—is thoroughly re-engineered, imbuing the ‘European’ specification with performance akin to a modern sports car. The all-alloy engine is equipped with direct injection, a bespoke camshaft and rebored cylinders for either 300hp or 340hp depending on specification.

To allow the new engine to perform more consistently at higher performance, there is an upgraded aluminum radiator with an oil cooler, as well as louvered bonnet and subtly redesigned vents and apertures. Power is delivered through a redesigned five-speed manual transmission. Each and every component has been carefully considered and thoughtfully designed for the best possible driving experience. 

The handling has been enhanced with reconfigured suspension all-round, employing double wishbones at the front, coilovers, tuned Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs. It’s a far more modern package than the original car, which featured basic leaf springs on the rear axle. In fact, the rear axle set-up has been completely redesigned, and now incorporates a limited-slip differential. Four-piston vented disc brakes equip each wheel.  

From basket case Jaguar XK to European-specification Jaguar XK involves a process of over 5,000 hours, every stage driven by Thornley Kelham’s meticulous (and award-winning) attention to detail and applied across the entirety of the car from metalwork, paintwork (800 hours) to engineering, fine Connolly leather trimming and chassis set-up.  

For almost 15 years, the Thornley Kelham team have been masters of both authentic award-winning restoration work and bespoke, upgraded collector cars. From its 32,000sq/ft facility in the Cotswolds, UK, a talented team of over 30 has produced the Restoration of the Year-winning Bizzarrini 5300GT Strada, the London Concours ‘Best in Show’ Frazer-Nash BMW 328 and the Concorso d’Eleganza class-winning Lancia Astura Torpedo by Viotti.  

When customers require additional performance, they can turn to Thornley Kelham’s expert in-house engineering and engine-building team, who can imbue existing historic engines with incredible levels of performance. At the 2018 Le Mans Classic, for example, three cars—two Invicta S Types and a Lagonda—used engines prepared by Thornley Kelham engineers. One S Type produced double the output of the original engine, and the other the overall fastest nighttime speed of the race.   

To qualify as a member of the ‘European’ program, a project must bring together this world-class engine-building and chassis experience with decades of top-tier Concours-standard restoration expertise and a dedication to ultimate perfection.

In short, it must fulfill three key criteria: design, details and drive.  

Simon Thornley, co-founder of Thornley Kelham, said: “With our concours-winning restoration heritage and our years of experience in perfecting our bespoke Lancia Aurelia ‘Outlaw’ project, we have developed a team perfectly placed to design and engineer a car that reimagines automotive icons authentically, in intricate detail and with a fastidious attention to quality. The Jaguar XK European is, to our eyes, the most beautiful car yet in the restomod sector, backed up with expertise and experience in developing cars that aren’t just perfect in their finish, but thrilling to own and drive.

“The 1950s marked the start of a golden era in European car design. As the world emerged from the dark years of WW2, there was a quest—and a need—for light and joy; a passion to create and rebuild. In Europe, this resonated in the car industry. A new era began, driving exports, harnessing and refocussing the continent’s talents, and a new generation of sports cars emerged—in Britain the Jaguar XK120, Austin Healey 100, MGA and AC Ace, in Italy the Lancia Aurelia, Alfa Romeo 1900, models by Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati. German engineers developed the wonderful Porsche 356 followed by the majestic Mercedes 300SL. At Thornley Kelham, over a decade of working with, driving, and restoring these models to Concours-level standards, has honed our appreciation for these wonderful automobiles. Our deep experience of their beauty, engineering—and foibles—has also led to an evolution in our approach to them. And so, we have launched our ‘European’ division, our mission being to both pay tribute to their heritage, and to develop them to meet the demands of the 21st Century driver.” 

Development of the first Jaguar XK built to ‘European’ specification is already underway, with the first commission secured. Numbers will be strictly limited, with prices from £550,000 plus donor car depending on specification. 

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HR Owen London Delivers Three Bugatti Supercars

H.R. Owen Bugatti London gathers three Chiron Super Sport 300+ – 10% of the total production – before they’re delivered to customers

H.R. Owen Bugatti London is delivering three Chiron Super Sport 300+ models to its customers in January, representing 10% of the total limited production run.

The Chiron Super Sport 300+ was first revealed to the world in 2019 when it became the first car from a production manufacturer to break the 300mph barrier, recording a world record speed of 304.773mph, with Official Bugatti Test Pilot Andy Wallace behind the wheel. It was announced shortly after that just 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ would be handcrafted and delivered to customers worldwide. 

In order to achieve its world-record speed, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ received a number of meticulously engineered upgrades. Most obviously, its streamlined bodywork was redesigned to include a ‘longtail’, which helped maintain a smooth flow of air over the car to maintain stability at high speeds. The new shape, and a set of vertical exhaust pipes, allowed for a diffusor 32% larger, helping to further increase downforce. 

The legendary 8.0-litre W16 engine was upgraded with reinforced pistons, larger turbochargers and an oil pump capable of operating at higher pressures, to deliver a total of 1,600PS – exactly 100PS more than Chiron. 

The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is marked out by its unique paintwork. Compared with Super Sport, which shares a longtail body, the Super Sport 300+ is finished in black carbon fibre, complemented by a Jet Orange racing stripe running through the center of the car. Carbon continues to flow through into the car’s engine cover, and even the windscreen wiper.

Additional flourishes complete the 300+’s design, including a Bugatti “Macaron” logo made of genuine silver and black enamel, and strong magnesium alloy wheels finished in a bespoke colour named “Nocturne”.

The sold-out Chiron Super Sport 300+ vehicles are being built at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France, each starting at a net price of 3.5 million euros.

H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury motor dealer group, representing some of the world’s most sought-after brands including Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Puritalia, Rimac and Radford. 

About H.R. Owen 

H.R. Owen is Britain’s leading luxury motor dealer group, dealing with some of the world’s most sought-after premium car brands – Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Rimac and Puritalia. 

The H.R. Owen Group not only operates in sales and service of premium luxury cars, but it also offers a number of related divisions across all brands including its Insurance Services. 

The H.R. Owen flagship dealership, Jack Barclay, has been operating in Mayfair since 1927 and although traditionally just a London-based business, the company now has locations in five counties in addition to their six London showrooms – Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Pangbourne (Berkshire), Byfleet (Surrey), St. Albans (Hertfordshire) as well as Stockport (Greater Manchester).

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Scuderia Ferrari × Dynisma – New Simulator

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’s new simulator is completed

The new Scuderia Ferrari simulator is in its new home. The fitting out of the facility and the commissioning of the simulator was completed this week in a new building that sits between the main office of the Gestione Sportiva and the Fiorano Track. In the coming weeks, the calibration work will be carried out and then, at some point in September, after the summer break required by the sporting regulations, the real work will begin, supporting the design phase of the 2022 car.

The new simulator is absolutely at the cutting edge in the field of vehicle dynamics simulation and reproduces in a 360° environment, the lowest latency, and the highest bandwidth motion cueing of any motion simulator available on the market. It is based on a completely new concept– the result of a collaboration between Scuderia Ferrari and Dynisma, a UK-based independent company headed up by former Ferrari engineer Ash Warne. It has been developed exclusively for the Maranello team.

“Simulation and digital technology are going to play an ever more important role in the development of a Formula 1 car and we believe we have made the best possible choice, focusing on creating a tool that will enable us to make a generational leap in this sector,” commented Gianmaria Fulgenzi, Scuderia Ferrari‘s Head of Supply Chain. “To produce it, we chose Dynisma, a young and dynamic company. It has taken two years to complete this project and now we are ready to start using it on the 674 project, which is the name given to the car that will be produced based on the new technical regulations that come into force in 2022.”

Ash Warne, Dynisma CEO said: “All my experience in Formula 1 informed me that motion simulators were just not realistic or responsive enough. We set up Dynisma to change that and with the mission to create the world’s most immersive simulator and widen access to the best high fidelity, responsive motion generators that drivers and engineers could want.

“We are proud that our first commission is for the world’s most famous and respected motorsport team and it’s proof that Dynisma has created world-leading technologies. We have broken convention and redefined the sector by looking at the problem in an entirely new way.”

About Dynisma

Dynisma, an independent company, was founded in 2017 by experienced F1 driving simulator engineer Ashley Warne, who previously led the simulator development efforts of both Ferrari and McLaren. Dynisma has developed a unique approach to high performance motion generation. Dynisma’s range of Motion Generators (DMG’s), feature high bandwidth, low latency, and large excursion motion simulation, delivering class leading driving simulation capabilities.

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Read the full Scuderia Ferrari statement here.